Are you off to see Kansas? The most wonderful Kansas of all? Make sure Wichita is at the top of your to-do list because there are lots to do and appreciate in this former cow town turned bustling city where the spirit of the Old West carries on. 


Start anywhere. Wichita is home to large museums, theaters, parks, and entertainment venues. Because it is a center for culture, media, and trade, there will be nothing short of a good time. Here is the gist of it, in a quick guide that will help you make the most of your visit. 


Keeper of the Plains statue in Wichita, Kansas 

Go back in time at the Old Cowtown Museum, with 23 acres, live actors, and interactive exhibits that get you into the spirit of the wild west. Find out why Kansas is called the Air Capital of the World over at Kansas Aviation MuseumView art at both Ulrich and Wichita Museum. Stroll through Botanica Gardens or Old Town Farmer’s Marketand be sure to visit the famous Keeper of the Plains. If it’s May or June, be on the lookout for the Wichita Riverfest, where you will enjoy live music and savory food at one of the longest-running festivals in Kansas. 

Do (With Kids)

Spot all of your favorite animals at the Sedgwick County Zoo, build inventions inside of the creator space at Exploration Place, and learn about dinosaurs, Ancient Egyptians, past presidents and more during your unforgettable journey through the Museum of World Treasures


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Grab something quick at one of the Taco Tico’s, a well known fast food taco chain in Kansas, originally opened by Dan Foley in 1962. There is also the Doo Dah Diner, Bite Me BBQ, and Redrock Rock Canyon Grill. For fine dining, make reservations at Newport Grill or Chester’s Chophouse.  


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